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On Tuesday, June 7, a group of 20 RCS seniors were recognized, along with 280 of their fellow Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) classmates, at a ceremony that celebrated their success in academics and preparing for the workforce.

With parents, friends, school and BOCES administrators looking on, students from nearly two-dozen school districts ranging from Guilderland to Ravena, Cobleskill to Shenendehowa and Bethlehem to Schenectady were recognized for their achievements.

The ceremony marked the completion of one- and two-year programs at the school, including diesel technology, culinary, cosmetology, building trades, criminal justice, network cabling, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R), carpentry and automotive technology.

Speaker after speaker praised the graduates for going above and beyond to secure bright futures and assured the graduates they will always be part of the BOCES family.

“You are part of our family for a lifetime,” said Capital Region BOCES Senior Executive Officer Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D. “If you need anything you can come back to Capital Region BOCES and we will help you.”

Many of the graduates are going on to college and trade schools; still others are going straight into the workforce thanks to the skills they learned and the connections they made at BOCES. 

The following RCS students were recognized for completing their CTE course studies for the 2021-22 school year:

Zander Alaimo
Gabriel Brown
Landen Cardone
Charles Correa Jr.
Lizamy Edwards
Deondre English
Roberto Gonzalez Jr.
Robert Hagadone III
Daniel Hof
Jennifer Marra
Elijah Mason
Wesley Newman
Colten Phillips
Jacy Polyak
Jackson Porter II
Madison Sleurs
Ethan Sluga
Timothy Smith
Brianna Strock
Julianna Tourangeau